How To Fix Windows 10 Creators Update Refusing To Install

Some users reported that they were unable to install the Windows 10 Creators Update v1703 on their system. Though there may or may not be any error message specific to this issue, users reported that it reverts to the previous version after a few flashes on the system. Usually, the system reboots without the upgrade. Some users said that it installs half or 75% of the update and then restarts abruptly. 
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Windows 10 Creators Update not installing

In such a situation, please try the basic steps which are followed when a Windows Update fails to install. Other than those steps, a few of the following could be tried as well:
1] Delete the folder $WINDOWS.~BT
  1. Make Windows show Hidden files & folders. To do this, open the File Explorer and among the tabs on the top, select the View tab.
  2. Check the option for hidden files as in the image below.
  3. Search for the folder $WINDOWS.~BT in the C: drive. Once you find it, delete it.
The $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS folders are created by Windows, during the upgrade process. In the case of a failed upgrade, it is better to delete the folder and start the upgrade process afresh.
2] Rename the SoftwareDistribution file
Delete or rename the SoftwareDistribution folder. If your Windows Update process is not working properly or if you find that the size of this folder has really grown large, then you can consider deleting the Software Distribution folder.
It this does not work, try the following troubleshooting steps which are specific to the Windows 10 Creator Update.
1] Verify hardware compatibility
When Windows launched its Anniversary Update back in August 2016, many users reported the same issue that they were unable to update their systems to the latest built. It means, even though you might be able to install Windows 10 on your system, you wouldn’t be able to install the Anniversary or Creator’s update if your system isn’t compatible.
Check this list to determine if your system is compatible with the Creator’s Update or not:
2] Use Windows 10 Update Assistant
If the updates don’t work from the PC itself, you might consider using the Windows 10 Update Assistant to upgrade.
3] Upgrade using Windows 10 Installation Media Tool
You may try to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 using the Windows 10 Installation Media Tool.
4] Receive CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error
Now if you receive a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error message, here are some of the things you could try and see.
1] Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter and see if that helps. Run the Driver Verifier Manager and see if it helps troubleshoot, identify & resolve the device driver problems.
2] Run sfc /scannow or System File Checker to check for and replace corrupted system files if any. If you are unable to boot to desktop, you may run System File Checker in Safe Mode or Offline.
3] You may also want to run DISM to repair a corrupt system image.
4] Open Devices Manager and see if any devices are marked with the exclamation point. Update your Drivers and see if that resolves the issue. Did you install any new device or hardware recently? Disable, remove or uninstall it and see if it helps.
5] Perform a Clean Boot. When you start the computer in clean boot, the computer starts by using a pre-selected minimal set of drivers and startup programs. Clean-boot troubleshooting is designed to isolate a performance problem.
6] If the problem started appearing recently, use System Restore to restore your computer back to a good point and see if it makes the problem go away. If it started after you updated your operating system, you may want to stop that particular update from being installed, and report the problem to Microsoft.
7] Disable Sleep and Hibernate in your Power Setting and see if it helps. You will get these settings in Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings. Use this process to disable Hibernation if you had earlier enabled it.
8] See in an update to your system BIOS or firmware is available.
9] If you are unable to boot into Windows, you may want to run Startup Repair from the Advanced Startup options.
Hope something here helps you upgrade to Windows 10 v1703.




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